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1. Venues and accommodation 

Pre-congress institute (16-17 March 2023): 

Download Pre-Congress Institute Program

a. Venue: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Sfax 



b. Transfer from the airport to the city of Sfax: Please email us on and we will help you book your transfer.
Transfer from Sfax to the congress venue in Sousse will be provided for free for the participants attending both events (please make sure you notify us as soon as possible as places are limited). 

c. Accommodation for 2 nights in Sfax: 

Ibis *** hotel, Sfax

d. Moving around Sfax: use the metered taxi service (yellow cars) 

ISFC48 Congress (18-21 March 2023): 

a. Venue: The Congress will be held at the Bellevue Park***** hotel, Port El-Kantaoui, Sousse. Participants will be staying at the same hotel,fr,pid,51345,type,menue.html 

b. Accommodation and daily access: Various packages are available as indicated in the following table:

*Each participant will have to pay a tax of 3 TND per night upon arrival to the hotel

c. Moving around Sousse: Port El-Kantaoui is within a walking distance from the Bellevue Park hotel. To visit other locations like Sousse centre and the medina we recommend the metered taxi service (yellow cars). 

2. Travel information 

Sfax (for the pre-congress) and Sousse (for the congress) are accessible via four main Tunisian airports: 

  • Tunis-Carthage International Airport (TUN) – 1h45m to Sousse, 3h15m to Sfax

  • Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport (MIR) – 40m to Sousse, 1h50 to Sfax

  • Enfidha–Hammamet International Airport (NBE) – 35m to Sousse, 2h10m to Sfax 

  • Sfax–Thyna International Airport (SFA)- 10m to pre-congress venue-1h45m to Sousse


Transfer service from and to airports 

The Organising Committee has secured preferential rates for the ISFC48 participants. To book your shuttle bus/taxi please email and specify your arrival and departure times, airport terminal and flight number. 

Travel restrictions due to COVID-19

Foreign citizens wishing to visit Tunisia are advised to check the latest information before planning a trip to Tunisia. Entry requirements are subject to change.

Visa requirement

Passport holders from many countries need a Tunisian tourist visa to visit the country. If you’re not sure, you can check the list of countries that require a visa. Please note that the list may not be exhaustive, and more information is provided by the Tunisian embassies and consulates in your country. 

About Sfax

Situated 270 km southeast of the capital Tunis and 134 km from the city of Sousse, Sfax is a historical city built on the remnants of two ancient settlements, namely Tabarura and Thenai. Among the city’s historical heritage is Medina which is surrounded by ramparts dating back to the ninth century. Other historical sites include Dar Jellouli Museum, The Archaeological Museum, and The Great Mosque. The city is considered as a major centre of commercial, industrial and economic activities in Tunisia, as it is renowned for its very dynamic trading harbour, its high-quality textiles, its traditional craftsmanship, its seafood and its outstanding agricultural products, including olive oil and almonds. Eighteen miles east of Sfax lie the Kerkennah Islands, where one can experience the tranquillity and beauty of nature and enjoy the glamour of the islands sandy beaches.

For more information on the tourist attractions in Sfax, you can browse the following websites:

About Sousse

Located south of the capital Tunis at around 140 km, Sousse is considered as one of the most popular coastal resorts in Tunisia, with a variety of cultural and historical attractions. Being at the central-east of the country, this historical seaside city offers a great mixture of resort amenities, making it a great place to stay in, relax and enjoy time. A vast appealing beach with golden sand extends from Sousse city centre all the way to Port El Kantaoui, a charming coastal resort community built around a golf course and Marina. Port el Kantaoui coastal area is lined with opulent and luxurious hotels where one can enjoy the bliss of the sea, the sun and the sand. Sousse is not only a beautiful seaside resort, but it is also a large city with a late-night culture. At night, the ambience is at its best from the city centre to the harbour of Port El Kantaoui. The city is also known for its cultural and historical heritage, with a wide range of museums, mosques and monuments. At the heart of Sousse lies the Medina district, one historical site reminiscent of Aghlabid military coastal architecture in the ninth century. This city, thus, offers charming sightseeing, with its captivating landscape and splendid sea stretching over the Mediterranean waterfront, and bears a cultural and historical blend, creating a unique world of attraction.

You can browse the following list of tourist attractions in this seaside city for more information.